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Host Your Holiday Party at a Top Restaurant in New England

Host Your Holiday Party at a Top Restaurant in New England

holiday-partyHave you ever wanted to thrown an elegant holiday party at one of the top ten restaurants in New England? Did you know that one of our very own award winning restaurants also features a South Coast reception hall and party area? Venus de Milo, which is well known throughout the world for its Baked Stuffed Lobster and other high quality fare, is a beautiful location for Swansea, MA event planning year round. In addition to holiday celebrations and family gatherings, The Venus, as it is known by the locals, is also a great place to host wedding receptions, corporate events and social banquets.

If you have never planned a large holiday party, this guide will help you to create everything from your guest list to the menu, choose decorations and even assist in planning special features within the event itself to create a truly memorable occasion. If you are in the Southeastern New England area and are looking to plan a stunning holiday party at any time this year, look no further than Venus de Milo for the best venue in the region.

Planning Tips to Get Started
One of the first things that you need to do is pick a date and schedule a reservation at the venue. Try to figure out a loose estimate of people that you will be inviting so you can determine how much space you will need at the South Coast reception hall. Most of the rooms available can accommodate small to large groups, but it is very helpful to at least have a ballpark number while you are checking out the facility.

Once you get everything settled with the venue you can start sending out invitations. Most event planners recommend that you give at least three to four weeks notice for holiday parties. Make sure to prominently advertise on your invitations that your party will be held at one of the top ten restaurants in New England to help build up excitement about the event. Provide directions to the location for those who are coming in from out of town and consider including a link to Google Maps or directly to the restaurant’s website.

Choose a theme for your party. For holiday parties it is usually very easy to just stick with the holiday theme, but if you want to plan something totally unique, it’s a good idea to pick a related theme. Choosing a theme can help your guests get into the fun and excitement about the party in a whole new way. Consider including a dress code, such as a costume party or an elegant tux and gown party – whatever you think will go with the theme and season. Once your theme has been chosen you can start thinking about decorations and work with the South Coast reception hall on the menu.

Outlining the Details
The next phase that you need to address as part of your Swansea, MA event planning is to hire a band, DJ or choose some appropriate music to be played at the venue. Again, speak with the event coordinator at the facility – they weren’t named one of the top ten restaurants in New England for nothing. Chances are they have a sound system or connections to a local DJ, band or other type of live entertainment that they can recommend for your party. Put down deposits and reserve dates for the music as far in advance as you are able. Choose music that is seasonal and fitting to the theme of the party, as well as selections that are fun to dance to and will get everyone out on the dance floor.

Consider hiring a photographer or renting a photo booth to take pictures at the party. Pictures are a great way to remember the event that you held at the restaurant in Southeastern New England. Renting a photo booth is a two-fold feature, providing pictures to you and your guests and also providing a bit of entertainment as everyone takes their turn in the photo booth. Ask about printable photo strips that can be customized and handed out to guests on-site during the party, as well as social media sharing opportunities that can bring all of your photos together in an online gallery.

Contact Venus de Milo in the week before the event to ensure that everything is set up as planned. Make sure you didn’t misunderstand anything during your earlier discussions and that the venue is aware of the number of guests, parking and amount of food that you will require. Talk about when it is okay to come in and do decorations for your event, as well as any other details that you want to include as part of your special holiday celebration.

Plan Your Holiday Party at The Venus
If you are interested in hosting your holiday party at one of the top ten restaurants in New England, contact the Swansea, MA event planning team at Venus de Milo by calling 508-678-3901 in Massachusetts or 501-861-2780 in Rhode Island. Our team is here to help you plan your special event, reception or gathering at our South Coast reception hall. Call today to reserve your space at one of the most popular party spots in all of Southeastern New England.

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